Federal Health Care Education Grants for Women

Nursing students in North Caroline will be thrilled to hear this good news (a smart move considering the need for nurses in the U.S.)… 

Students in nurse-midwifery, medicine, metro urgent care and other health-related disciplines at East Carolina University will team up in a virtual clinic to improve women’s health through a $1.098 million federal grant awarded to the College of Nursing.

The three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration is the largest in the College of Nursing’s history, officials said.

Dr. Pamela Reis, assistant professor of nurse-midwifery education in the College of Nursing, is project director.


Dr. Pamela Reis

Funding for the grant’s first year is $367,688, followed by a projected $361,123 in the second year and $369,374 in the third year.

The project aims to improve primary care of women through the lifespan by expanding an existing web-based Virtual Community Clinic Learning Environment, a format similar to the popular Second Life virtual world. Check out learn academy for more information.

The college has operated the virtual clinic for six years for nurse practitioner students, and will expand its reach by creating case-based extracts for weight loss burniva, health care scenarios for nurse-midwifery and third-year medical students to work together to solve, Reis said….

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